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Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this website have been produced and/or compiled by the CCAC. Some of the material on this site is covered by the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, and regulations and by international agreements. Such copyright serves to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.

Non-commercial Reproduction

Information on this website has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for non-commercial use. Unless otherwise noted by the application of the copyright symbol, materials on this website may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the CCAC. We ask only that:

  • users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced
  • CCAC be identified as the source or author
  • the reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the CCAC

Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this website, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the CCAC. Through the permission granting process, the CCAC helps ensure individuals/organizations wishing to reproduce CCAC materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions.

To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes, please contact us at .

Third-party Materials

Some of the materials and graphical elements found on the CCAC website are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply; it may be necessary to seek permission from the author or copyright holder prior to reproduction.

To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact us at .

Privacy Statement

The CCAC is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit its website.

  • The CCAC does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, email or street address during your visit to its website. This information is only obtained if you supply it voluntarily, usually through contacting us via email, or registering in a secure portion of the website.
  • All personal information you do provide is protected under the Privacy Act.
  • The CCAC uses per-session cookies. The per-session cookies do not collect personal information about you. Per-session cookies are used to store information within a session (or visit to our website). These cookies are deposited on a user's computer only while the user is visiting the site and are deleted when the user closes the session. Here is the list of information that we are collecting by using per-session cookies:
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    • the number of requests per visit
    • your type of operating system (Windows, MacIntosh, Unix, etc.)
    • your browser type (Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.)

By keeping this data, the CCAC’s website administrator can fine-tune the website based on user-activity trends.

External Hyperlinks

Links to websites not under the control of the CCAC are provided solely for the convenience of users. The CCAC is not responsible for the accuracy, currency, or the reliability of the content. The CCAC does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links, nor does it endorse the sites and their content.

Official Languages

The CCAC is committed to ensuring all information and services on this site are available in both English and French. However, visitors should be aware that some information from external sources that are not subject to the Official Languages Act are only provided as a convenience and are available only in the language in which they are provided.